Category Archives: Web 2.0

Update: an easier way to export MindManager slides to PowerPoint

A few months ago I described a workaround for one of MindManager’s shortcomings – the inability to export MindManager’s slides as images to PowerPoint. You can export the content of slides as bullet points or as PowerPoint objects, but not … Continue reading

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A new direction…

After a long period without posting I have been wondering about the usefulness of this blog and its future. When I started Sociamind in May 2009 I was interested in exploring the usefulness of social media and “Web 2.0 applications” … Continue reading

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Big Business carves up the internet – part 1

Is the free, open and somewhat anarchic era of the internet drawing to a close? If so, what are the implications for small organisations? There has been a lot of media attention in recent months to how various governments are … Continue reading

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Cloud storage and privacy – the dark side of the silver lining

A report of the Senate Environment and Communications Committee released this month may have profound implications for small businesses, councils and non-government organisations that use cloud storage for personal information relating to their clients or customers. The Committee’s report, titled The … Continue reading

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Smartphones – back to the linear – but mashed – future of social media

In my last post I discussed my recent acquisition of a new iPhone 4. It only takes a short while to realise the revolutionary implications of these devices for the future of social media and Web 2. Checking tweets or … Continue reading

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Web scraping – the Jekyll and Hyde of Web 2.0 (part 2)?

In the last post I wrote about a positive use of web scraping, the software process used to extract data from the HTML mark-up language used on websites. I highlighted Planningalerts, a web and phone app to deliver real-time information … Continue reading

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Web scraping – the Jekyll and Hyde of Web 2.0 (part 1)?

Two media reports this week have highlighted the way in which social media and web 2.0 applications can use “web scraping” in very different ways and for very different outcomes. Web scraping is a specialised software-based process used to extract data … Continue reading

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